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News Archive / Tagged: Columbia

  • Proof of Apollo 11 landing hard as ‘rock’

    Joe LatrellJuly 15th, 2019

    JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, Texas -- When asked why they believe the Apollo 11 Moon landings were faked, conspiracy theorists point to the lack of stars in the photos taken by the astronauts, incongruous shadows and other bits of data from that mission. Some evidence that counters their claims isn't so fragile, in fact - it's written in stone.

  • NASA remembers its fallen astronauts in annual ceremony

    Mike HowardFebruary 7th, 2019

    Today, NASA paused to reflect and remember those that gave the ultimate sacrifice in pursuit of space exploration in its annual Day of Remembrance ceremony.

  • NASA’s annual ‘Day of Remembrance’ postponed

    Derek RichardsonJanuary 24th, 2019

    Because of the ongoing partial U.S. government shutdown, NASA's annual Day of Remembrance has been delayed, according to Administrator Jim Bridenstine.

  • NASA honors those lost during 2018 Day of Remembrance ceremony

    Sean CostelloJanuary 25th, 2018

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Once a year, generally on the last Thursday of January, the Astronauts Memorial Foundation welcomes the public to join assembled astronauts, family members and space program workers to remember the U.S. astronauts who lost their lives while serving on active duty. On Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 those lost were remembered and their sacrifice honored.

  • Review: Bringing Columbia Home

    Jason RhianNovember 26th, 2017

    It was one of NASA’s most tragic moments and Bringing Columbia Home, a new book drafted by noted author Jonathan Ward and the agency’s last Space Shuttle Launch Director, Michael Leinbach provide a review of STS-107, Shuttle Columbia’s final flight. An interview with the authors reminds us of just what was lost – and why it is important to remember the accident which placed NASA on the trajectory the agency is currently on.

  • Book Review: Chandra’s Cosmos: Dark Matter, Black Holes, and Other Wonders Revealed by NASA’s Premier X-Ray Observatory

    Jason RhianApril 10th, 2017

    NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, sent to orbit during STS-93 by Space Shuttle Columbia in 1999, has rewritten what humanity knows about the universe. A new book works to provide some of the little-known details about one of the space agency's Great Observatories.

  • ASF marks 35-year anniversary since flights of STS-1 & STS-2

    Jason RhianSeptember 18th, 2016

    HOUSTON, Texas — It has been three-and-a-half decades since the Space Shuttle Columbia carried out her first and second flights – heralding the start of the Shuttle era. The ASF held a three-day event, starting on Thursday, Sept. 15, to mark the occasion.